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Cablegate: Canada Strongly Supports Global Initiative Meeting

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SUBJECT: CANADA STRONGLY SUPPORTS GLOBAL INITIATIVE MEETING

REF: STATE 132539

1. (SBU) On December 24, Dutch Deputy Head of Mission Erik
Boer, Russian Deputy Chief of Mission Dimitri Trasimov, and
Deputy Pol/C Kurt van der Walde jointly delivered reftel
announcement about the upcoming fifth Global Initiative
meeting in The Hague to Department of Foreign Affairs and
International Trade Director General for International
Security Donald Sinclair. Sinclair reiterated Canada's full
support for the meeting and for all collective efforts to
combat WMD, and offered Canada's assistance with speakers and
other issues, as desired. He confirmed that Canada will send
a strong delegation to the meeting, and expressed the hope to
review the agenda soon.

2. (SBU) Sinclair added that Canada views the Global
Initiative as an "important and helpful adjunct" to the
Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in 2010, the
success of which Canada will work to ensure. He underscored
that Canada spends a "great deal of money and resources" to
combat WMD, and singled out the close partnership with the
U.S. in this effort.

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